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From the Pastor’s Desk His most spectacular healing came when he

survived being electrocuted with enough voltage


to take his life. With the stopping of his heart, the
My Dear People: doctor even came to him with the death
certificate and he suddenly woke. For the next
There had to be such great joy and a sense of month his heart would stop every six days for 11
victory for Jesus and His followers when Jesus seconds and then on the 12th second it would
rose from the dead. start again.

When He died, the sense of loss on the part of He is God’s messenger for healing others of
the apostles and followers of Jesus was psychological and physical ailments. Frank also
enormous. He was so attractive and loving. His has a great devotion to the saints such as Padre
friends clung to Him, gravitated toward Him. The Pio. I am anxious to hear him speak. All are
horrible suffering and the sense of loss could be invited and encouraged to attend.
known only by people who have suffered it.
Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday for the
The joy and the thrill of seeing Jesus again on universal church. We will have our usual 3:00
this side of the grave was beyond measure. It p.m. till 4:00 p.m. holy hour in the church
was joy personified. He would “come” and “go” in celebrating and asking for God’s mercy.
those apparitions. That “going” must have been
frustrating, but the knowledge that He was alive The hour of Jesus’ death was 3:00 p.m.
and with them filled their hearts with a happiness Churches all over the world will celebrate an hour
no one could take from them. of prayer, reflection and hymns celebrating God’s
mercy at 3:00 p.m. next Sunday. Please
The victory of overcoming death and the consider coming to celebrate God’s mercy.
destructive force of His enemies was a victory
shared by His followers who saw Him treated
with the utmost brutality and violence. He was With prayers and blessings,
ultimately nailed to a cross to die in anguish. At
the foot of the cross His enemies said they would
believe in Him if He would come down from the Father Muller
cross. He did better than that. He hung there until
death, was buried and then broke forth from the
tomb to the shock of the Roman soldiers
guarding the tomb and to the fear of His
enemies...and to the joy of Mary, His mother, and
all of His followers.

Today, the anniversary of His coming out of the MASS INTENTIONS


tomb, is a day that His followers, you and I, need Monday, April 13 Spec. Int. Sr. Barbara DeMoranville
to experience with that sense of joy and victory Josephine Sicola
experienced by His mother and the apostles. Tuesday, April 14 Dub Perry
Tim Klopack
Wednesday, April 15 Brenda & Harold Fulmer
Rejoice and be glad for He has truly risen and
Special Int. Michael Milan
has blazed the trail for our own life after death. Thursday, April 16 Donors to OLS School Found
Tim Klopack
This Friday we will have a 7:00 p.m. healing Friday, April 17 Frances Scalise
Mass. The Mass is requested by a layperson Charles Woods
who is known for HEALING others. After the Saturday, April 18 Special Intention
Mass, he will speak and pray over people Tim Klopack
individually. Sunday April 19 People of the Parish
Tim Klopack
The layperson’s name is FRANK KELLY. He is
extremely orthodox and with a great devotion to
the Mass. He himself has had several healings.
Because the first Tuesday grade as of August 2009. Registration forms are
in April fell during Holy located in the front entrance of the Church. Final
Week, there is a new date registration is May 19.
for V.I.P. Please join us on
Tuesday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Beginning Experience ministry is a support
Hall. There will be Mass, followed by lunch and group designed for grief recovery and personal
bingo. growth for the divorced, widowed, and separated
of this community. Beginning Experience
ministry is Christian-based, interdenominational
PRAY FOR VOCATIONS and all are welcome. BE is a levels program with
The angel said, “Do not be afraid.” Trust that 4 levels running simultaneously each 10 weeks.
the risen Christ empowers you to go and The next session begins on Tuesday, April 14 at
spread the good news. (Matthew 28:1-10) 6 p.m. The meetings are held in the Family Life
Please pray that those who preach may Center. The cost for the 10 weeks is $25.00.
proclaim the Gospel of Jesus in word and deed. Childcare is provided at no cost.
This ad is sponsored by the Serra Club.

There will be no Adult Education Lecture on


High School Youth Group will meet this Easter Sunday. Please join us for “The Prayer
Wednesday night from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. We behind Art and the Art behind Prayer,” by
meet in the 3rd floor Youth Room in the Family parishioner Frances Smith, Sunday April 26.
Life Center. Come to meet friends, eat, and
learn about the faith! Our Lady of Grace Guild will meet at the Family
Life Center on Tuesday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m. for
Junior High Youth Group-All 6th - 8th the Trip to the Lake.
graders are invited to attend the youth group
meeting Sunday, April 19. We meet from 7:00- Our Lady of Sorrows Taste of Tailgating-The
8:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Please join Our Lady of Sorrows PTO would like to invite you
in the fun and fellowship. New members are to their spring fundraiser event “Taste of
encouraged to contact Julie Meadows at Tailgating.” The event will be held on Saturday,
jmeadows@jcchs.org to be put on the email list. April 25, 2009, from 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30.00 per person and can be
Relay For Life—The Junior High Youth will purchased at the OLS School office (879-3237).
participate in the Relay For Life on Friday, April The event includes tailgating food, a cash bar, a
17. Pick up permission slips in the vestibule or live band and both live and silent auctions.
you may email Julie Meadows or call Chelsea Anyone interested in donating items for the
Piper at 871-8120 auction or for more information please call
Kristine Williams at 482-4550.

There will be no PSR or Healing Service at Our Lady of Sorrows


Growing With God classes Frank Kelly, who has a healing ministry, is
on Easter Sunday. Classes coming to Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Friday,
will resume on Sunday, April April 17. Mass is at 7:00 p.m. followed by his
19. witnessing and teaching, then praying over each
Vacation Bible School- individual. Msgr. Martin M. Muller is the
Register today for OLS celebrant. Frank has a book called Short Circuit
Vacation Bible School- to God and all proceeds are sent to missionary
Discovery Canyon-which priests in India and Ghana to help the poor. All
will be June 8-12 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. are invited! Call Donna Arnson at 982-6768 or
This is for children going into K4 through 4th visit his website at www.frankkellyministry.com.
great sense of humor, he is always right on target
with what the Church teaches. For information
and reservations please contact: Sister Servants
of the Eternal Word, 3721 Belmont Road,
Irondale, AL 35210. (205) 956-6760 or
www.sisterservants.org.
Mark your calendar. The Red Cross Blood Drive Support the Birmingham office of Catholic Family
will be held on Sunday, May 17 in the Parish Hall Services by participating in the “Birdies for
from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Charity” fundraiser sponsored by the 2009
Regions Charity Classic. Please call CFS at
The Catholic Businessmen and Professionals 324-6561 for details on how you can support the
luncheon will be on Wednesday, April 22, from ministry of CFS. You can also go to the “Support
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Club. The speaker CFS” section of our website at www.cfsbhm.org
will be nationally syndicated talk show host, Dr. for a link to get further information.
Allen Hunt, a former Methodist minister and
convert to the Catholic faith. Dr. Hunt’s radio
program, The Allen Hunt Show, is the only
nationally syndicated program where real life and
faith come together. His topic will be:
Conversion. The cost of the luncheon is $25. To Grace and Frank Troncalli would like to thank
reserve your seat, call 744-1856, or simply send everyone for their prayers, cards and flowers for
a check to: CBPA, PO Box 424, Pleasant Grove, their brother-in-law, Richard Goodman.
AL 35127
The Education Commission of St. Peter the
The Spring Magnificat Prayer Breakfast will be Apostle Church is sponsoring a very special
program on April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.
held at St Elias Maronite Rite Catholic Church,
Saturday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. “The Harp Through the Ages- A Concert” will
feature Pastor and Harpist, Fr. Thomas Kelly and
The speaker will be St Peter the Apostle
parishioner, Josefina Navia, who has a powerful Principal Harpist for the Alabama Symphony
Orchestra, Judith Sullivan Hicks. They will be
witness to share regarding trusting in God in the
face of real danger. Josefina was on the last boat accompanied by Mr. Kevin Kozak, member of the
Alabama Symphony Horn section and Mrs.
out of Cuba after Fidel Castro took over the
leadership of Cuba. What a story she has to tell!!! Sophie Kozak, St. Peter the Apostle’s Chamber
Choir Director and Director of Liturgy and Music
For more information see our website:
http://www.magnificat-birminghamal.org at St. Peter’s and Vocalists, Cindy Armstrong and
Caroline Spears. Admission to the program is
Tickets are $10.00 and are available from any
Service Team Member, from our Ticket FREE and open to the public.
Chairwoman, Penny Vaughn (205) 919-0914 or
Immaculate Heart of Mary Guild will have the
from Alpha Church Supply and Gifts (205) 324-
April meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:15pm in
2992. Ticket Sales end on Wednesday, April 22
the Family Life Center Sodality Room. The
at 5PM. No Tickets are sold at the Door!
meeting portion will start at 6:30pm. Any
questions please contact Wendy Green 492-
The Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in 7058.
Cullman, AL, is sponsoring a weekend retreat
April 24-26, entitled “Rule of Benedict:
Deepening Christ-Awareness.” Please contact
the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at (256)
734-8302 or by email at retreats@shmon.org.

The Sister Servants at Casa Maria in Irondale


will have a retreat just for men. Father Larry
Paolicelli’s retreat will be May 28-30. It is entitled
“Christ Our Hope: Deepening Your Spiritual Life.”
Father Paolicelli is a wonderful priest from the
Archdiocese of New York. A man’s man with a